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Build a ship in a bottle

Something about a ship in a bottle doesn’t seem to fit. Oh, that’s it — the ship! Learn the secret to create your own ship in a bottle.

Make a ring toss game

This ring toss game is perfect for a picnic, Scout meeting or just while hanging out with friends and family.

How to make a camera-phone stabilizer

stabilizer-200x148To take great smartphone photos, you need to hold your phone steady. This simple, easy-to-build smartphone stabilizer is one way to make sure your cellphone photos and videos will be shake-free.

How to Build a Pet-Bowl Stand

Try these step-by-step directions for building a raised pet-bowl stand to provide a comfortable place for your dog or cat to eat and drink.

Make a Paracord Watchband or Bracelet

A paracord watchband makes a great gift or can be used as a survival tool. Unraveled, it provides about 10 feet of handy paracord for fixing tent lines or tying together broken gear.

Three fun electronics projects

Make a doorknob touch detector, a quick-draw game and a super-sensitive current detector with parts you can get a local stores.

Primitive Rope with a Twist

American Indians made rope and twine (cordage) using natural fibers from trees, plants and animals. You can make cordage using common materials found around the house or at the hobby store. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Build a Custom Desk

Build your own desk with a tray for your computer keyboard, shelves and even a secret drawer.

Build your own skate longboard

Todd Davis, author of "Handy Dad," offers step-by-step instructions for creating your own skate longboard. With a little work, you can be carving back and forth across the blacktop in no time.

Make the ultimate raingutter regatta racer

regatta-200x148.jpgA winning raingutter racer stays on an even keel, moves in a straight line, keeps the bow above water and does not drag. If your boat does all this, it finishes ahead of any boat that can't. Here's how to build your winner.

How to build a bug board

They might annoy us or amaze us, but there's no question about it: Bugs are an essential part of the natural order of things. Here's how to make your own nature museum to display them.

Make a 3D camera

Make a stereograph, using two cameras to create cool 3D snapshots.

Twist Wire to Make a Great Present

With a few tools, you can twist and turn metal into something that is functional and easy on the eyes. Here's how to wire up some new things around the house.